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We talk robot hospitals with the medical tricorder creator

Medicine will fail "very soon", says the man behind a Star Trek-style medical scanner, who predicts robot hospitals and patient power.

By Jun. 12, 2013


Robo-docs: RP-VITA bot now in 7 hospitals

RP-VITA can navigate to your room to put you in touch with a doctor, and it's being used in everything from newborn care to stroke treatment.

By May. 6, 2013


Cell phones are replacing pagers in pediatric hospitals

Many physicians and residents are using their own cell phones to page colleagues, raising privacy concerns.

By Oct. 22, 2012


IBM to digitize records for Russian hospitals

IBM announces today that several hospitals across Russia have switched from paper-based medical systems to electronic medical records using IBM Lotus Notes.

By Jan. 11, 2011


Plug-and-play hospitals inflate in Haiti

Doctors Without Borders has set up what they call "plug and play" hospitals--self-sustained, inflatable medical facilities--in Haiti.

By Jan. 21, 2010


Dell service to help hospitals with digital records

The new offering--a combination of hardware, software, and support--is aimed at helping medical professionals move to and share electronic medical records.

By Sep. 10, 2009


Computer virus infects three London hospitals

Worm that spreads via e-mail is believed to be culprit that infected computer networks at three London hospitals.

By Nov. 18, 2008


Note to hospitals: The pen is mightier than the data entry worker

Shareable Ink is hoping to popularize a camera-in-a-pen that wirelessly transfers text written on paper to a remote database to better track such data as glucose levels.

By Nov. 26, 2009


Wi-Fi gadget finds home in hospitals

ZDNet's Patrick Houston looks at a voice-activated Wi-Fi system that allows people to communicate in settings such as hospitals and schools.

Nov. 1, 2007


'Get well soon' costs 49p per minute to NHS hospitals

It's cheaper for me to travel almost 200 miles on a bus and visit my dad in person than to make a one-hour conversation over Patientline's telephone service

By Jun. 17, 2008